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    Canada does not have right weapons to help Ukraine, defence minister reveals
    Jun26

    Canada does not have right weapons to help Ukraine, defence minister reveals

    Hinting at how close Canada has come to providing lethal aid to Ukraine in its war against Russian-backed separatists, Defence Minister Jason Kenney said Thursday that he recently ordered a military inventory to determine what weapons Canada could send to the Ukrainian army, if it chose to do so. The answer that came back was: not much....

    Key countries call for tribunal to prosecute those responsible for Malaysia Airlines crash
    Jun26

    Key countries call for tribunal to prosecute those responsible for Malaysia Airlines crash

    The five countries investigating last year’s shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine are calling for an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible. …read more Source: FOX...

    Putin Approval Rating Soars
    Jun25

    Putin Approval Rating Soars

    Russian president Vladimir Putin’s approval rating has reached its highest point since he first set foot in the Kremlin over 15 years ago, according to independent Russian pollster the Levada Center. Internationally, Putin’s reputation has plummeted over the last year, as his annexation of Crimea from the territory of Ukraine and his...

    State Department: Russia Restricted Freedoms, Prosecuted Critics Last Year
    Jun25

    State Department: Russia Restricted Freedoms, Prosecuted Critics Last Year

    Restrictions on freedom of expression, politically-motivated prosecutions, and government discrimination against minorities were among the most significant human rights problems in Russia last year, the U.S. State Department says in its newly-released human rights report for 2014. The report, released Thursday, says Russia’s government last...

    For cred, Azov Regiment looking to Canada
    Jun25

    For cred, Azov Regiment looking to Canada

    Ultra-nationalist Ukrainian fighters want Canada to burnish their image …read more Source:...

    Kenney says Canada doesn’t have the right weapons to give Ukraine’s army
    Jun25

    Kenney says Canada doesn’t have the right weapons to give Ukraine’s army

    Until now, the official reason Canada has hesitated to arm Kiev has been concern that such a move could inflame the conflict in the east of the country …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Ultra-nationalist Ukrainian fighters want Canada to burnish their image
    Jun25

    Ultra-nationalist Ukrainian fighters want Canada to burnish their image

    KYIV, Ukraine – A notorious ultra-nationalist paramilitary group in Ukraine is appealing to Canada to bestow credibility on them and burnish their image.Alexander Alferov, a spokesman for the Azov Regiment, says Canada is a “noble-minded nation” and should publicly reject the characterization of the group as neo-Nazi thugs.The...

    Armenians are protesting over price hikes — and Russia’s not pleased
    Jun25

    Armenians are protesting over price hikes — and Russia’s not pleased

    Thousands in Armenia’s capital Yerevan have been protesting over a 17-22% electricity price hike coming on August 1. Things got particularly ugly over the weekend when police unleashed water cannons, and 237 protestors were arrested. (They have since been released.) Crowds have subsequently grown up to 15,000 people, and protests have...

    Azov Regiment looking to Canada for credibility
    Jun25

    Azov Regiment looking to Canada for credibility

    KYIV, Ukraine – A notorious ultra-nationalist paramilitary group in Ukraine is appealing to Canada to bestow credibility on them and burnish their image. Alexander Alferov, a spokesman for the Azov Regiment, says Canada is a “noble-minded nation” and should publicly reject the characterization of the group as neo-Nazi thugs. The comments were...

    Russia’s former Olympic city of Sochi under water after flash floods
    Jun25

    Russia’s former Olympic city of Sochi under water after flash floods

    KIEV, Ukraine — Russia’s Black Sea city of Sochi, the host of last year’s Winter Olympic Games, is being pounded by torrential rains that have caused flash floods. Local authorities are struggling to manage, as rain continues to pour down on the resort city for the second straight day, causing river levels to rise as much as 4 feet,...